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ES10 IBM Fundamental System Skills in z/OS

4.6 out of 5 rating

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

This basic course is for IT personnel with a theoretical background of z/OS.


Review the main concepts of z/OS Log on to TSO and start ISPF/PDF Navigate through ISPF/PDF dialogs and use the basic ISPF/PDF functions and the ISPF Editor Use ISPF/PDF to allocate data sets and edit data sets (including hierarchical file system (HFS) files) via the ISPF Editor primary and line commands Use ISPF to create and manipulate (copy, rename, delete, list, sort and merge) data sets Identify security considerations for Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) data sets and HFS files Describe and use TSO/E commands Perform simple modifications to existing ISPF/PDF panels Invoke a REXX exec and TSO CLIST Tailor existing JCL and submit batch jobs Review job status and job output using SDSF Invoke UNIX processes Manipulate HFS directories and file systems using the UNIX System Services ISHELL


This course is designed to teach students the fundamental practical skills to navigate and work in a z/OS environment. This includes the use of ISPF/PDF dialogs, TSO/E commands, JCL, UNIX System Services shell, and BookManager.

Review of the z/Architecture and z/OS An Introduction to ISPF, ISPF/PDF, and RACF
  • System familiarization
Working with ISPF/PDF (Part 1 & 2)
  • Allocate new data sets
  • ISPF editor primary commands
  • ISPF editor line command
  • Copy/move/rename/delete data sets and members
  • Data set lists
Working with TSO/E
  • Using TSO/E commands
Working with JCL
  • Submit a job
  • JCL exercises
Working with UNIX System Services
  • Procedures
  • ISHELL and hierarchical file system
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans ES10 IBM Fundamental System Skills in z/OS training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

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Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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